Beautiful Butterflies

Several weeks ago we got a kit to watch caterpillars grow into butterflies! It was so exciting to see each stage. First they were small little caterpillars that we kept in this small cup:

After a few weeks, they ate and grew to be more than twice the size they were when we got them. Then they crawl up to the top of the cup and hang upside down to form their chrysalis.

After they all formed their chrysalis we took the lid off the cup and placed it in a butterfly habitat so they could hatch.

We waited and waited about a week longer and finally we had butterflies!!!

We kept them in the habitat for about a week. Feeding them orange slices and sugar water everyday. Finally a nice day came along and we released them out into our patio.

They wouldn’t come out except on our fingers, it was fun getting to see them up close on the flowers after they flew away. It was a little sad to let them go, we loved seeing them everyday. Hopefully they will stick around and we can see them every now and them.

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